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Rick Warren To Put Saddleback Church On a Diet - Part I

Drs. Daniel Aman and Paster Rick Warren Talk Health
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, interviewed famed expert of brain health science, Dr. Daniel Amen, about the numerous ways we can all make ourselves thinner, smarter and happier. I, a mere Orange County Photographer in Rancho Santa Margarita, was one of several hundred in the audience who listened intently as Dr. Amen opened the mini conference by explaining how we can change our brain to change our life - for the better. 

After Dr. Amen's 90 minute, three part lecture, Pastor Warren emerged from the right wing, where two comfortable leather chairs appeared for their informative discussion. Warren quickly briefed Amen on the gist of his questions before the taping, and off they went. As with any discourse with Warren, the pace was swift, the tone cordial, inherently informal and always entertaining. This discussion was no exception.

It didn't take long to learn that Warren too is a fan of Dr. Amen and is an avid over-eater (brought about largely by international travel) and in need of nutritional education. Dr. Amen, we learned, is ready to supply the remedy, both personally and corporately for all of Saddleback Church.

It wouldn't be a stretch to infer that Saddleback will soon be going on a diet. That is, not a "diet" per se, but rather a lifetime change in the way it's body of believers approach their dining room tables. Or maybe better said, Saddleback will soon present a series of seminars that will alter eating perspectives of not only their fridges and pantries, but to take into account the devastating effects their favorite restaurants are wrecking [sic] on their bodies. [Added note: This "diet" has been entitled "The Daniel Plan."]

As many of you know, I have been taking Dr. Amen's advice for nearly five weeks, and in that time have lost 15 pounds. I am also now on my 4th belt hole instead of the last, which I added a couple of years ago. I am half way to my immediate goal and with the cravings gone, I am certain the next 15 pounds will drop sooner than I had hoped for. 

Tomorrow, I will post the TEN key factors in Dr. Amen's approach to being thinner, smarter and happier. I can attest to two of Amen's promises, while I'll allow my family friends to judge the smarter...

PART TWO

THE DANIEL PLAN


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